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Study of the Readings

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, ed.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• Second Reading
Cate-chumenal Experience

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, S. J.

Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well could serve as a metaphor for our great thirst...

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

...In the case of Bible stories, familiarity blunts sensitivity and often blocks proper understanding...

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Thoughts from the
Early Church


Edith Barnecut, O.S.B., ed.

Commentary:
Augustine

...Already divine mysteries begin. Not for nothing is Jesus wearied; not for nothing does the Power of God suffer fatigue...


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Preparing for Sunday

Larry
Gillick, S. J.


...We prepare for God’s embrace of our faces, our hands, our very lives...

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

An analysis of the readings for this Sunday.

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